May 3 at 3 p.m.: Bloomingdale Regional Library, 1906 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico
May 6 at 3 p.m.: 78th Street Community Library, 7625 Palm River Road in Tampa
May 7 at 3 p.m.: College Hill Branch Library, 2607 E. Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Blvd. in Tampa
May 8 at 11 a.m.: Brandon Regional Library, 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon
Celebrate National Pet Week with Paws for Reading! Children will have the opportunity to practice reading to a certified therapy dog and make a simple craft. Interacting with dogs in the library is an incentive for the children to read and write. Dogs are non-threatening entities that promote reading, writing, and increased interaction and social skills for elementary school-age students.
These programs are for children in grades K-5. The PAWS for Reading Program is one of the newest programs started by Support Dogs, Inc. For more information about this and other FREE programs @ your library®, call (813) 273-3652 or visit http://www.hcplc.org.